Posted October 4, 2017No comments | Far East

Malaysia

Malaysia is an exciting blend of city, rainforest, and beach with the lively mixture of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures bringing a fascinating array of cultural attractions – and wonderful food! You have 21st Century architecture in bustling Kuala Lumpur where the mighty twin Petronas Towers reach towards the sky dwarfing the city centre below.

Big Time Holiday have been booking people to Malaysia for many years and also have first-hand experience and a wealth of knowledge to offer. Whether you are interested in the fabulous beach resorts, culture, history, wildlife, Big Time can help you plan it.

Top things to see & do

Climb the Petronas Towers and enjoy the amazing view. Don’t forget to book though!

Watch the Bellagio-like fountains of the Simfoni Lake in KL Central Park.

Grab a taxi and go to the Batu Caves in KL. A natural cave which is the site of a famous Hindu temple and shrine

In the evening visit Jalan Alor food street. This area is bustling with life and is all about al fresco dining.

Visit Georgetown in Penang, a reminder of Malaysia’s colonial past.

Ride the cable car in Langkawi and the monorail in KL, a great way to discover these destinations

Visit Deer Cave in the evening and watch the bats stream out of their roost to hunt.

Jetty – Perhentian Island, Malaysia
When to go?

You can visit Malaysia all year round. Rainfall is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year and as with most tropical countries, short, sharp showers are common. It’s not called a rain forest for nothing! Officially there is a rainy season between October and April but the difference to the ‘dry’ season is not that marked. The exception is East Coast of Malaysia which should be avoided between November and February

Food & Drink

Malaysia is a major crossroads in Asia hence the food reflects this diversity. Indian, Chinese, Thai and Malay food is abundant and every type of fusion in between! Malaysia is truly a gourmet’s paradise. Alcohol is available but as Malaysia is a conservative country you will find that some restaurants don’t serve alcohol, so grab a coke and tuck in!

Visa

Yes, Indian citizens require a visa for travel to Malaysia.

Language

: Malay

Currency

: Malaysian Ringgit

Malaysia Tourism Tax

The Royal Malaysian Customs Department have introduced a Tourism Tax on accommodation across the country. A flat fee of RM10, approximately $2.34, will be taxed per room per night on all accommodation options. This tax is solely for foreign tourists and they will be liable to pay directly to the hotel upon check-in.

To enjoy the variety that is Malaysia & Borneo, give Big Time Holiday a call for the best advice and prices. Let us make your trip a memorable one.

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